SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA flaw was discovered in the FTP command handler in PHP. Commands were not correctly filtered for control characters. An attacker could issue arbitrary FTP commands using specially crafted arguments.
Ilia Alshanetsky discovered a buffer overflow in the SOAP request handler in PHP. Remote attackers could send a specially crafted SOAP request and execute arbitrary code with web server privileges.
Ilia Alshanetsky discovered a buffer overflow in the user filter factory in PHP. A local attacker could create a specially crafted script and execute arbitrary code with web server privileges.
Gregory Beaver discovered that the PEAR installer did not validate installation paths. If a user were tricked into installing a malicious PEAR package, an attacker could overwrite arbitrary files.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.